Paula Jean Woods

paula woods

March 10, 1964 ~ June 6, 2024

Born in: Fort Worth, Texas
Resided in: Arlington, Texas

Paula Jean Woods, 60, of Arlington, died Thursday, June 6, 2024. Paula was born to Cliff and Jean Woods, March 10, 1964 in Fort Worth, Texas. Paula graduated from Lamar High School in 1982 and received a Bachelor of Music Degree from Stephen F. Austin State University in 1988.

Paula was involved with Girl Scouts for many years and earned The Girl Scout Gold Award, which is the highest and most prestigious award in Girl Scouting, comparable to the Boy Scouts of America’s Eagle Scout. The Gold Award is granted to fewer than 6% of Girl Scouts annually. Each Gold Award Girl Scout spends 1 – 2 years on her project.

Paula was extremely talented in music. She learned to play the piano at a very young age and continued playing several different musical instruments through college. At Lamar, she played the saxophone and was in the marching band and jazz band. Her final examinations in music at Stephen F. Austin required her to complete several piano recitals, each of which she performed perfectly.

Paula played many different sports including fast pitch softball, soccer, and racquetball, and she was a member of the Lamar track and field team. She won numerous awards in these sports including as a shot putter while in high school.

Paula loved animals and raised several litters of miniature Dachshunds over the years.

She worked many years for Woods Tool and Machinery doing accounting, and later provided medical billing for many doctors in the DFW area. Her last job was in the Dallas County Elections Department.

Paula is survived by her father of 92 years, Cliff, and her brother, Kevin Woods. A memorial service will be held at Wade Funeral Home on Saturday, June 22, 2024 at 10:30 a.m. Visitation will also be at Wade Funeral Home on Friday, June 21 from 6 to 8 p.m.

Wade Family Funeral Home Wade Funeral Home and Crematory
4140 West Pioneer Parkway
Arlington, Texas 76013
(817) 274-9233


Public Visitation: June 21, 2024 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Room: Chapel

Wade Funeral Home and Crematory
4140 West Pioneer Parkway
Arlington, Texas 76013


Funeral Service: June 22, 2024 10:30 am

Room: Chapel

Wade Funeral Home and Crematory
4140 West Pioneer Parkway
Arlington, Texas 76013


Interment: June 22, 2024 1:00 pm

Moore Memorial Gardens
1219 North Davis Drive
Arlington, TX 76012

(817) 275-2711

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  1. CandleImageOh Paula – I am SO glad that we had the chance to become friends and just can’t believe you are gone from our world. I always enjoyed catching up when I visited DFW and all the texts we exchanged about life, our declining health and how much we both loved Julie-Penny, my little, old mini-doxie. You were the best house sitter – my menagerie will always remember that last Christmas you stayed with them when I went to meet my first grandgirl! We love you and will miss you the rest of our lives this side of heaven and are comforted by your words to Cherri that “you are good with God”!

  2. CandleImageA Fallen Limb

    A limb has fallen from the family tree.
    I keep hearing a voice that says,
    “Grieve not for me.
    Remember the best times,
    the laughter, the song.
    The good life I lived
    while I was strong.
    Continue my heritage,
    I’m counting on you.
    Keep smiling and surely
    the sun will shine through.
    My mind is at ease,
    my soul is at rest.
    Remembering all,
    how I truly was blessed.
    Continue traditions,
    no matter how small.
    Go on with your life,
    don’t worry about falls.
    I miss you all dearly,
    so keep up your chin.
    Until the day comes
    we’re together again.”
    – Author Unknown

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